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It’s DIY Time {Easter Egg Mania}

 
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Hello hello, Lovelies! I hope you had a wonderful first Spring weekend.

Speaking of Spring, Easter is almost upon us…and even if you don’t officially celebrate Easter, decorating for Spring is always more fun with some pretty eggs, right? I decided to go all the way with my Easter Eggs this year – and all the way for me naturally means tons of metallics, tons of glitz & my favorite Washi Tapes!! You can use hard-boiled eggs for this, or you can blow out your eggs first. I blew them out this year, because I’m planning to display these for a few weeks & maybe even use them again next year. If you’ve never blown out eggs, this video tutorial explains everything (it’s simple once you do an egg or two.)

K, so here’s the DIY Scoop: For the metal-leafed eggs I like to use  Mona Lisa Speedball Metal Leaf. It’s not too pricey, comes in different metal shades & it’s easy to use. Simply spray your eggs with a bit of spray adhesive (much easier than the gooey adhesive you need to paint on with a brush!), wait a few minutes for it to get tacky & apply the metal leaf carefully by hand. All you need to finish it is a super soft brush (I like to use a big make-up brush) to press the metal leaf into place an BAM – amazingly shiny eggs! To create simple patterns on the metal-leafed eggs like I did, just use a strip or two of Washi Tape & remove the tape after you’ve finished leafing – the contrast between the white egg shell and the shiny metal is really stunning! Oh, and if you’re planning to keep these eggs for more than one Season, I recommend spraying them with a sealant to protect them for the future. If you want to learn more about the basics of metal leafing, this video is super helpful.

For the Washi Taped eggs, you can let your imagination run totally wild. I picked my favorite rolls of tape and cut them into triangles, thin strips & small rectangles to create fun & modern patterns. The tape sticks really well to the egg shell – it’s super fast and easy! For some extra dimension, I added a strip of fabric ribbon to one of my Washi eggs…just use any fabric/all-purpose glue you have lying around to attach the ribbon to your eggs.

Happy DIY-ing! I’d love to hear about & see pics of any egg projects you guys come up with.

XO

{All images by Miss Renaissance.}

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    lheureuseimparfaite

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    March 25, 2013

    very nice 😀

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    Jocellyn

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    March 25, 2013

    Wow! How fabulous

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    Victoria of Victoria's a Shoe a Day

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    March 25, 2013

    I never thought decorated eggs could be so fab! I love this.

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    The Bow Ho

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    March 25, 2013

    Those are gorgeous! You are so talented!
    http://thebowho.com/

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    Wishy Washi Tape

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    April 4, 2013

    These are stunning! Love the color pallet!

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    veronika

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    March 15, 2014

    This isBEYOND stunning!!!! Thank you for sharing

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    Briana Palacio

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    March 24, 2014

    I love the look of these eggs! They are gorgeous. I will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks :)

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    Maria

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    April 9, 2014

    These are insanely pretty! I will definitely be trying them this year :)

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